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Explosive gas cloud spewing from leaking ‘well from hell’ off British coast is growing and could take six months to stop, experts warn

A giant explosive cloud hanging over a North Sea rig could take six months to clear and may expand towards the Scottish coast, it was warned today. The huge underwater reservoir tapped by oil giant Total’s Elgin platform, which sits … Continue reading

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Media Release: EDS calls for urgent action to halt the catastrophic decline in Maui’s dolphin numbers

The Department of Conservation today released a research report which estimates that there are now only 55 adult Maui’s dolphins remaining. “This is a perilously low number,” said EDS Policy Director, Raewyn Peart. “Every effort must urgently be made to … Continue reading

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Top surfer worries Raglan under threat

Professional surfer and environmentalist Dave Rastovich worries that the world class waves at Raglan are being threatened by proposed iron ore seabed mining in New Zealand’s coastal waters. Kiwi-born Rastovich attended a recent protest in Raglan that coincided with the … Continue reading

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Fishermen foul over net ban call

Commercial fishermen are fighting a push by conservationists to extend the set net ban into Taranaki waters to protect the endangered Maui’s dolphins. Fish and Bird are calling for the Government to extend the ban into Taranaki waters. The ban … Continue reading

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Government plans to make mineral exploration easier

The Government is planning “significant” changes to the Crown Minerals Act next year to make it easier for miners to explore and then extract minerals, and it will consult the public and industry soon. The Government has indicated for some … Continue reading

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Seabed mining will be an issue for the No Asset sale Hikoi in April

According to Mike Smith organiser and spokesperson for the no Asset sale Hikoi which will take place in April and which will span the entire North Island, Seabed mining is a huge issue and will be addressed in the Hikoi. … Continue reading

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National Hikoi against asset sales

Update: Someone pointed out to me that there were changes in the itinerary as the Hamilton part seems to have vanished of the list. Ngaruawahia is the closest by for those wanting to attend from Raglan and environs. I’ll try … Continue reading

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KASM meeting in the community house in Raglan

Tonight at 7:00 pm there is a KASM meeting in Raglan in the community house at the top of Bow street on the left side just past the roundabout.

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PM John Key is poised to push the world’s rarest and smallest dolphin into extinction.

Well done for bringing this to such a wide audience and to be able to connect it to the destructive nature of the Seabed mining issue too!!! Via KASM Activist Vera: Dear friends across New Zealand, Despite the Maui dolphin’s … Continue reading

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Mining in our reserves? It was only a matter of time: meet the third board member of Cosby and Textor

For all of those appalled by the suggestion that we should start mining in New Zealand’s reserves I have to say it was only a matter of when not if when National was voted in. Remember the PR team John … Continue reading

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For those of you wanting to leave info or comment on posts

In order to help keep the blog clean and spam free I’ve put in a little filter. If you leave a comment it will have to be approved first in order to determine if you are legit or a spam … Continue reading

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Link to the Hector and Maui dolphin blog

Here is a link to the Hector and Maui dolphin blog you might find interesting!

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From Taranaki to Auckland the battle for our seabeds is on!

Today instead of being a rather bland day turned out to be a day of activism and the revival of KASM or Kiwi’s Against Seabed Mining. I joined the group five and a half years ago when I first arrived … Continue reading

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Reactivation of the KASM blog

With Seabed mining having been somewhat dormant for a while the need to post on this blog was not a priority but with the mining efforts being stepped up by the powers that be I will be happy to introduce … Continue reading

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Proposed mining in the sea around NZ to become a reality in 2012-2013…

I have never used this blog as a political blog, but because it does have some New Zealand readership, maybe I should have. But I will discuss proposed mining  in the future. The National Government proposed last year  some mining … Continue reading

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Mine firm may seek consent next year

Trans-Tasman Resources may be ready to apply for consent to mine 30 square kilometres of the South Taranaki seabed later next year, the company’s environment and approvals manager Andy Sommerville says. There have been two meetings in Wanganui for fishing … Continue reading

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Iron Mountain, BHP, Fortescue Rise; Iron Ore Price to Soar 50% in 2008

And in the tenth month of 2007, the bull market brings forth Iron Mountain Mining, Ltd. (ASX:IRM) and sends its shares up 300% in one day.  IRM was just one of many shares storming to new highs yesterday, as the … Continue reading

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Rio Tinto New: New one same as the old

Rio Tinto projects itself as a responsible cooperate world citizen. But it has an impressive history of human rights abbuses, and environmental pollution dissasters. In its 2003 Human rights declaration it states that they work according to the internation declaration of … Continue reading

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KASM fundraising day 20th of August

Put August 20th in your agenda. As the news that a an exclusive two-year permit to prospect over 3393sq km from Separation Point to Kahurangi Point on the West Coast has been issued to Bonaparte Diamond Mines shocks us we … Continue reading

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Scientific Studies from around the world on the erosion resulting from offshore sand and gravel dredging

We received this link about the erosion resulting from offshore sand and gravel dredging from our very own Vera, and it is a link wel worth reading. Scientific Studies from around the world on the erosion resulting from offshore sand … Continue reading

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